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Posted by fethbone sjenks

sjenks wrote:
Very slim pickings downtown right now. Not even at ridiculous prices unless I am missing something? I reserved a back up at the Staybridge, ways from the convention center but a extended suite with kitchen so that is nice. Got in block at the Hyatt Regency last year and that spoiled me so I don't really want to go back to $450 for half mile walk.
I would be surprised if there were any downtown rooms in immediate proximity out-of-block available now, no matter what the price. Hotels generally open up reservations approximately a year in advance of the desired date, so I was checking back in July and made my reservation in August. Even then, my friends were checking other hotel sites and never managed to get anything to show up at their preferred hotels.
 

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Posted by sjenks fethbone

fethbone wrote:
sjenks wrote:
Very slim pickings downtown right now. Not even at ridiculous prices unless I am missing something? I reserved a back up at the Staybridge, ways from the convention center but a extended suite with kitchen so that is nice. Got in block at the Hyatt Regency last year and that spoiled me so I don't really want to go back to $450 for half mile walk.
I would be surprised if there were any downtown rooms in immediate proximity out-of-block available now, no matter what the price. Hotels generally open up reservations approximately a year in advance of the desired date, so I was checking back in July and made my reservation in August. Even then, my friends were checking other hotel sites and never managed to get anything to show up at their preferred hotels.
 
Previous years there was more available even close to the housing lottery date- right now I am only seeing Stay Bridge and The Alexander, Hyatt Regency also has rooms but you need to reserve a whole week. 

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Posted by dranthor

I booked my room 2 weeks after gen con at the westin and that was the first day they opened it up.  Last year was unsuccessful in the lottery was at the 6 hour mark. I'll try this year so to get the cheaper price but at least if I don't I have a room

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